Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brutus gets Adopted, but Look Who's Still Available for Adoption!

Great news for Brutus!!! I would like to take this opportunity to remind folks that the barking dogs in the kennels at the Bangor Humane Society are generally not the same outside of that kennel. This is what happened to Brutus. I showed up at BHS to give Brutus a 20 minute break and a little bit of play time. At the same time another dog was being shown in the general area. The people looking at this dog had already bypassed the Brutus hanging out barking in his kennel, but once they saw his loving, playful behavior while outside their minds quickly drifted from the dog in front of them to Brutus.

If you missed your chance adopting Brutus, take a look at the dogs still available for adoption.  Don't forget to ask an adoption counciler to meet a dog outside of his kennel if you find one of interest and please remember these guys do not put their best foot forward when in their kennel.

Allyen - The name may confuse you, but she is a female and you can feel free to call her Ally if you wish. Just don't call her "late for dinner". I will say that she is extremely food motivated. This will come in handy when you you decide to teach her a few tricks - and I will say she loves tricks if treats are involved!!!  She fell in love with the agility equipment - she also fell in love with the treats. She is a six month old box-pit bull terrier mix.

Bruce Lee is a Anatolian Shepherd. He is easy to pick out in a crowd with his size an his one floppy ear. What a sweet and gentle guy he is. Although not very motivated by treats, he was very well mannered. With his size, walking politely on leash and a great disposition are true bonuses. What a wonderful loving dog!!!

If you have never seen a dog with marble eyes, you have got to meet Chuck.  Once you get over the creepiness of his eyes, he is a great dog.  He is a beautiful brindle pit bull / husky mix.  I will say that photographing him was quite difficult because his main interest was treats and the person behind the treat bag.  Once we showed him the treat bag was empty, he did a lot better.  The main thing was that he took his treats very gently and was never rude!!!  Another great dog!!!

Gotti is another young pit bull terrier - only nine months old.  I will say that this dog would be fun to teach tricks to, but just to let you know - he has the High-Five down to a science.  He also was another one who fell in love with the person with the treat bag - and it wasn't me and it wasn't the camera.  So you will note that he is not looking at me or the camera.  What a fun dog he is!!!

                                                            Poor Mercedes was the guinea pig - the thought was to dress pit bulls up to make them look friendlier.  This dog was a real trooper.  She pranced around with this dress on  feeling extremely foolish, but figured that's what we wanted and we were rewarding her with treats.  Don't let her size fool you - she is a two year old Rottweiler / Pit Bull mix who is extremely small.  Her previous owners surrendered her because they said she had a problem with food aggression - the staff at BHS could give you some advise on how to train a dog with these problems.  While in the play area today, she took treats very gently and was very well mannered. But it might be because there were plently of treats and no other dogs around.

Okay, just about the time I am getting really tired about dogs not paying attention to me and my camera along comes Woody.  I think this dog would have done headstands for a treat.  He is a two year old, extremely smart boxer / labrador retriever mix who came to the shelter already knowing a whole line up of tricks (sit, down, shake, stay, come and of course High Five to name a few).  He came to the shelter, because his previous owners could no long care for him.

Why on earth would you name a dog Harry Henderson?  I think I would just call him Harry.  I will say that by the time you read this, it may be too late.  There has been interest in this one year old hound mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray - somebody actually has put him on hold him until Monday.  We are keeping our fingers crossed for him.  He was a great dog that walked very politely on leash.   

If you are a physically strong and capable of handling and training a two year old active Bullmastiff / Bulldog mix, Daddio could be the dog for you.  He's a big boy who is very active and in need of some training. 
As a reminder, most dogs do not put their best foot forward while residing at the shelter.  Also with so many Pit Bulls in the shelter, I would like to remind folks that the pits are still my favorites - plug your ears Lola.  Eighteen months ago I would not have said this - but since I started volunteering at the shelter, I have found them to be the most loving dog there is.

1 comment:

  1. kk im so glad i saw this the dog that u guys call harry henderson?? well his name is mini me and wanderin u still have him? he is my dog that some one took from me and droped him off some ware wile i was out of town... if so get back to... i have pics of him on facebook!/rosemarie9211 please im asking i am 19 years old i help him into this world.. along with his mother ive been looking for him for monthes... and nothing till now... i started crying when i saw his face please get back to me!!!